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#PhillyFive What We're Reading: Dec. 30, 2014

What we're reading this morning.

Stories from around the Web that we're reading this morning. Something for everyone.

1. A photographer spent a few months with followers of Father Divine, a cult-like figure from the 1960s and 1970s whose widow lives with the followers in a massive estate just outside Philadelphia. The New York Times' Lens blog has many of the images here.

2. In a city supposedly bursting with wannabe news website startups, we at #PhillyFive stumbled across an earnest sorta new political blog called The P.H.L. (we're not sure what the periods are for). With a little luck, it has the makings of a must-read for Philly politicos.

3. Among the cooler (and off-the-beaten-path) sporting events worth going to in 2015, The New York Times recommends the National Marbles Tournament in Wildwood, N.J., this summer.

4.The smartest guy on the planet (sorry, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates) wants to get you from Philly to New York City in 10 minutes. Al Dia takes a look at his plan.

5. Mummers make changes to their New Year's Day parade and Newsworks provides the opportunity for the quote: "A lot of people don't like change."

- Brian X. McCrone